Use of Images
We regularly take photographs of the children at our school. We may use these images in our school prospectus or in other printed publications that we produce, as well as on our website. Photographs of children are used in their day-to-day learning and may sometimes be displayed in the classroom. We may also make video or webcam recordings for school-to-school conferences, monitoring or other educational use.
From time to time, our school may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of a visiting dignitary or high profile event. Pupils will often appear in these images, which may appear in local or national newspapers, or on televised news programmes.
As a school we are aware that it is essential that photographs are taken and stored appropriately to safeguard the children in our care. Photos are taken only on school cameras or iPads by school staff and will be downloaded onto our password protected network and PCs.These images will remain in school.
To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we need your permission before we can photograph or make any recordings of your child. Parents or carers of every child will be asked to sign a permission form when they begin school (available from the school office) and consent may be withdrawn at any time by contacting the school.
If permission is withheld for use of images on our website and the child concerned is photographed within a class or large group, their image will be blurred, so that the child will not be recognisable.
We never use any personal details or full names of any child or adult in a photographic image on video, on our website, or in any printed publications. We will only use images of pupils who are suitably dressed, to reduce the risk of such images being used inappropriately.
At school events we understand that parents like to take photographs of their own children. We ask that taking pictures of other children is always avoided if possible and that you undertake the same agreement as the school and do not share images of other children electronically.